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Roll up, roll up – Free DP World Tour Championship tickets now available

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DP World Tour Championship winner Danny Willett and 2018 Race to Dubai champion Francesco Molinari at JGE last November.

By Kent Gray
Six of the top-10 players in the Race to Dubai standings will tee it up in the $7 million Dubai Duty Free Irish Open starting at Lahinch Golf Club in Co. Clare today.

Leader Matt Wallace, third-placed Shane Lowry, former Open champion Louis Oosthuizen, European Ryder Cup talisman Ian Poulter and South Africans Justin Harding and Christiaan Bezuidenhout are all in the field for the second Rolex Series event of the year.

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There are Dubai links to the Irish Open – the hint is in the name – and on-going interest as the Race to Dubai enters an important three weeks of links golf culminating in the 148th Open Championship at Royal Portrush which will also have a heartening Middle East subplot.  

Rahm salutes the galleries on Earth after sealing the 2017 DP World Tour Championship.

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Indeed, the links focus will train the eyes of the golfing world on the European Tour for the best part of a month as the countdown to the season-ending DP World Tour Championship heats up.

It’s also a timely reminder to Middle East fans to register for free tickets to the Jumeirah Golf Estates decider from Nov. 21-24.

With the world’s largest winner’s prize – $3 million of the total $8 million purse – it’s going to be another fascinating four-day circumnavigation of Earth at JGE. You can register for tickets here or follow the prompts in this DPWTC tweet:

Get in quick and you could even a pair of VIP hospitality passes.


Kent Gray

Editor of Golf Digest Middle East. Has written about golf since 1989 and owned a suspect short game even longer.

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